Holiday Gift Giving: Where to Shop in DTLA

Looking for something special this holiday season? Finding the perfect present can be an adventure all by itself! DTLA abounds in holiday gift giving opportunities just waiting to be discovered–from unexpected shopping streets, to holiday markets, pop-ups, and exciting new retail experiences.

Shop Sneaker Row

Game on!  “Sneaker Row,” the stretch of South Broadway between 4th and 9th streets, is your new go-to for athletic shoes and street wear. Options run the gamut from the super-snazzy Jumpman L.A., which opened in October, to a budget-friendly WSS outlet and brand-conscious Sheikh Shoes.

Jumpman LA

620 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Jumpman LA is a three-story 25,000 square-foot experiential retail space from Nike’s Jordan Brand–Michael Jordan’s shoe and athletic wear label, in partnership with footwear retailer Footaction. Serving as a hub for athletes, creatives and passionate Jordan fans, Jumpman LA encourage customers to test drive their products in a sports-science-equipped Flight Lab weight training room and full regulation-size rooftop basketball court. After all that exertion, patrons can relax in the recovery lounge.

Explore Row DTLA

777 S Alameda St.

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Row DTLA is presenting a festive Calendar of Events this December, including holiday markets, pop-ups, trunk shows, tasty food trucks, and more! Curated with the community in mind, Row DTLA’s events offer opportunities to connect with other creatives and get first looks at new culture shifting concepts.

Poketo x Join Holiday Market

Poketo Project Space


777 S. Alameda St. #174

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Shop design-driven goods by creative collective Join’s roster of independent creators from the Pacific Northwest and beyond at Poketo Project Space at Row DTLA. Expect to find something for everyone on your list with artfully crafted housewares, accessories, stationery, apparel, and more from 19 American studios. Poketo is a lifestyle brand founded in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung born out of the desire to infuse the everyday with aesthetic intentionality. Their new flagship, Poketo Project Space at ROW DTLA, is a concept space with rotating pop-ups by different brands, artists, designers, and makers.

Galerie.LA Gift Shop


767 S Alameda St #192

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Held every Saturday and Sunday until December 23, Galerie.LA Gift Shop is a rotating holiday pop-up marketplace at Galerie.LA featuring all ethical and local designers. With a mission of supporting local, the Gift Shop has hand-selected some of their favorite designers to make buying a thoughtful gift effortless.

Dover Street Market

606-608 Imperial St.

Los Angeles, CA 90021

One of the most exclusive and highly regarded retail trendsetters in the global fashion scene, Dover Street Market recently opened its Los Angeles flagship store in DTLA’s Arts District. Housed in a graphic, white,15,000 square-foot renovated warehouse, DSMLA is the latest art-meets-retail concept from the Commes des Garçons label. Once inside, you’ll be greeted by a life-size hippo sculpture and there the fun begins! The interior is laced with a warren of arresting visual displays, art installations, chain link fencing, and galvanized metal, creating distinct sections for coveted brands like Gucci, Palace, noir kei ninomiya, Chanel Fine Jewelry, Marc Jacobs, and Comme des Garçons Women’s and Men’s.

UNIQLO THE BLOC – Opening 12/13/18


700 S Flower St.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

A Tokyo fashion and clothing company with locations in 12 countries, UNIQLO is one of the five biggest specialty fashion retailers in the world. Owned by Fast Retailing, a Hiroshima based company, UNIGLO is known for accesible, affordable T-shirts, jeans, outerwear, and casual wear for women and men. One of UNIQLO’s main products is HEATTECH–a thin, anti-static, stretch fabric that keeps in heat and dries quickly–perfect for wearing layers of clothing. UNIQLO parent company Fast Retailing is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, that fosters responsible action among companies and organizations and aims to materialize sustainable growth for the international community.